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April 2013 - North Shore Community College
APRIL 2013
• A MONTHLY PUBLICATION FOR THE STUDENTS OF NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DANVERS, LYNN, & BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS •
•READ THE PENNON ONLINE AT: NORTHSHORE.EDU/PENNON•
“THE SONG THAT
NEVER ENDS,” ENDS.
Page ∞
JENNY, FOUND
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NSCC
PRESIDENTIAL
CANIDATE
PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE:
PRESIDENT OF NSCC
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MEANING OF LIFE
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The Ending of Pi
Page π
BY LYDIA WAHL,
EDITOR IN CHEIF
Head Master Professor Albus Dumbledore
North
Shore
Community College President
Wayne Burton is retiring. With
many prospects in mind, it is
hard for students to know who
has the student bodies interest at
heart. One candidate that you
may not have known about is:
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian
Dumbledore, former headmaster of Hogwarts: School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Campaign slogan: “We are only
as strong as we are united, as
weak as we are divided.”
Dumbledore made these promises:
“...Make sure that no student
runs afoul of the dementors.”
“...Your stay here will be both
comfortable and enjoyable.”
“...Strong bond of friendship
and trust.”
“I am not going to come quietly at all.”
“...Establishing ties between
young witches and wizards of
different nationalities.”
“...Personally be ensuring that
Dumbledore’s Former School
no underage student hoodwinks.”
These
promises,
Dumbledore says will be “taking up much of the teachers'
time and energy - but I am sure
you will all enjoy it immensely.”
The Pennon got an
exclusive
interview
with
Dumbledore to see just what he
envisions for the school: "I see
myself holding a pair of thick,
woolen socks...One can never
have enough socks...Another
Christmas has come and gone
and I didn't get a pair. People
will insist on giving me books."
I, for one, would love to have a
president who makes sure I have
warm socks. When asked about
his resignation from his former
school he replied “no comment.” From what The Pennon
could find it does not appear to
be in great shape.
However, Dumbledore
has had continued issues with
campus security. “Clearly fame
isn’t everything.”
April Fools
From The Pennon
THE PENNON CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
NSCC PENNON
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• A MONTHLY PUBLICATION FOR THE STUDENTS OF NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DANVERS, LYNN, & BEVERLY, MASSACHUSETTS •
•READ THE PENNON ONLINE AT: NORTHSHORE.EDU/PENNON•
TRIBUTE TO DR.
ELIZABETH
WILLIAMS
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BY
WHAT WOULD MY
TEACHER DO?
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Summer Registration
has been underway since early
March. As a current student here
at the College, we encourage
you to take a few minutes to
come to the Student Support &
Advising Center and/or speak
with your faculty advisor about
how taking a Summer course
could help you either (1) accomplish your academic goals more
quickly or (2) help you balance
your time commitments during
the upcoming Fall and Spring
semesters by spreading your
coursework over the entire year.
Taking a summer course now
can help you finish your degree
or certificate
program that much sooner.
Summer is also an
opportunity to take a course in
an area that you are good at and
leave the more difficult courses
for the longer fifteen-week
semester. Summer coursework
is more intensive. There is less
time in terms of weeks and more
hours for each class meeting.
For a subject that you find more
difficult, it would be wise to
take a summer ten- week course
rather than a summer five- week
course, which allows you more
time to absorb the material and
gradually build a foundation
that will allow you to be successful.
Remember, payment in
full is due at the time you register for Summer. Drop for nonpayment does not take the summer off and we will continue to
review accounts regularly to
make sure students have made
payment in full or have financial
aid eligibility to cover their
Summer semester charges.
Pell eligible students
who took less than 12 credits in
either the Fall or Spring semesters or who attended only one of
those terms, should complete a
Summer 2013 Financial Aid
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into the courses you want at the
times you need them for next
semester.
now, but can also answer questions regarding career possibilities in your program and offer
you study skills advice.
DEAN’S CORNER
SUMMER 2013 REGISTRATION
DEAN OF RETENTION AND STUDENT SUCCESS, DR. MARTHA BRINE
DEAN OF STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES, STEPHEN CREAMER
AND
ELLIE GOULDING
THE APPLEObscure Red Sox
SAMSUNG LAWSUIT
Pitchers
Application to access any
remaining Pell Grant funds that
may be available to them.
Those who do not
qualify for Pell Grant funds can
take advantage of low interest
Federal Loans. To qualify, you
must enroll in enroll in 6 or
more credits for the Summer
semester and have a complete
financial aid file (including a
completed entrance interview
and Master Promissory Note).
These students should also complete a Summer 2013 Financial
Aid Application. This application is available in the
Enrollment Centers on either the
Lynn or Danvers campuses. It is
also on-line on the main webpage for Student Financial
Services.
Please stop into our
office or contact us by e-mail
([email protected]) or telephone 978-762-4189 with any
questions about the options
available for you for the
Summer semester. Please
remember to file your 2013-14
FAFSA prior to May 1, 2013.
This will allow you to receive
the maximum financial aid
award for the 2013-14 academic
year.
Advising and Early
Registration for Fall 2013:
Six Easy Steps
It’s hard to believe that
the Winter/Spring 2013 semester is more than half over and
that it’s time to think about registering for Fall 2013 courses at
NSCC, but it is! As a continuing
student here at the College,
beginning April 1—you can
pick your courses for next Fall.
This is no April Fool’s joke! Be
smart and get ahead of the
curve! You can sign up now for
the courses and times that will
meet your schedule. Take
advantage of this opportunity
and be among the first to get
What should you do first?
Contact your advisor
and sit down to plan next semester’s course schedule.
Who is your advisor?
In late February or
early March you received an
email titled: “Important Advisor
Assignment Information” at
your NSCC address telling you
the name of your advisor and
that person’s contact information. Go into Pipeline and find
that email and use the contact
information given there to make
an appointment with your advisor. If your advisor is the
Student Support and Advising
Center, that office is conveniently located on both the Lynn
(W114) and Danvers (DH160)
campuses and provides walk-in
service.
What if I can’t find that email
with my advisor’s information?
You can log-in to your
Pipeline
account
at
www.northshore.edu and find
your advisor’s information by
doing the following steps:
-Selecting School Services
-Selecting Student Services and
Registration
-Selecting Student Records
-Selecting Student Information.
-Read down until you see
Primary Advisor.
Why should I meet
with an advisor?
Whether your advisor
is a faculty member from
yourProgram or a professional
academic counselor from the
Student Support and Advising
Center, this person can not only
help you choose the correct
courses for next semester right
Why didn’t you tell
me about this advisor person
before?
We did, but you may
have forgotten or not realized
until now how helpful this person can be to your success at
NSCC. So take the time to connect with them and get first pick
of the Fall 2013 courses at the
times and locations you want.
When can I register
and pay for Fall courses?
The Early Advising
and Registration period begins
April 1, 2013 through May 10,
2013. As in previous semesters,
there is a deadline of August 1,
2013 @5 p.m. to pay your bill or
your courses will be dropped.
Please act on a payment option
prior to that date. The available
options include: paying in full
with a check or credit card, signing up and making the first payment of a payment plan or completing your financial aid file
prior to the August 1st deadline.
With an ever increasing number of students choosing
to take courses at NSCC, the
earlier you register, the more
likely you will get the courses
you need at the times you want.
Don’t delay!
If you have other questions about advising, please
contact
Dean
Brine
at
[email protected] or drop
into the Student Support and
Advising Centers on either
Campus. If you have further
questions about your student
account or financial aid issues,
pleases contact Dean Creamer at
[email protected] or
drop by Student Financial
Services on either the Lynn or
Danvers campuses.
NSCC PENNON
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SLICE OF CULTURE
EDUCATION THROUGH ADVERSITY
BY ALEX COHEN,
CONTRIBUTER
Alfredo
QuinonesHinojosa, who grew up in
poverty, jumped the Mexican
border as a teen, learned English
and attended Harvard Medical
School, is now a nationally
famous brain surgeon at Johns
Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
He grew up in a village outside
Mexicali, California and his
family owned a gas station.
Due to tough economic times
that took place in Mexico during
the early 1980’s, his father
became jobless and his family
couldn’t afford to buy food.
Despite adversity, Alfredo was
very bright and was always
eager to earn money whenever
he could and even started at the
age of five at the family gas station.
Alfredo got accepted
into college in his early teenage
years. At 18 years old he got his
teaching license and had the
option of teaching in Mexico
but instead decided to work with
his uncles and cousins in The
United States.
Quinones
worked on the cotton and tomato fields but knew no English.
He improved his English by taking classes at the local
Community College near
Stockton. He tutored other
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Harvard for a career in medisaid: “I wish there was a little
cine. At Harvard he began
Alfredo in everyone.”
working in Ed Kravitz’s famous
I think having a good
neurobiology lab. Alfredo was
work ethic is a great trait to
given the nickname “Lucky
have. It shows true dedication
Quinones” after he cloned a
and sacrifice. Alfredo is truly
receptor involving a lobster
an inspiration, “inspirador” to
molting. Quinones helped aid
us all. Others hear about his
and mentor students who came
incredible story and want to folfrom likewise lower income
low in his footsteps.
Dr.
backgrounds. He graduated
Quinones believes that a good
Cum Laude and gave the combrain surgeon should not be
mencement speech for his
stoic and should connect with
Harvard med class in 1999.
his patients on an emotional
At the University of
level. I agree that it is important
California he did his surgical
to put yourself in your patient’s
residency. During his second
s
h
o
e
s
.
year of residency he became a
When patients are having surtranslator for families who only
gery, especially this kind of very
spoke Spanish. Dr. Quinones
risky brain surgery it is a very
received an award named the
scary
time
for
them.
Unfortunately they might not
make it out of surgery alive. A
doctor should be honest with the
patient and explain to him or her
the procedure, the risks
involved, and the possible end
result. This helps a patient be
prepared.
Although it is usually
necessary, he does not want to
have to use knives when performing surgery and instead use
“non evasive stem cell therapies” that have the potential to
destroy tumors and repair tissue
damage. He describes the brain
as a sanctuary and feels it was
not meant to be violated. He
further states that entering the
brain illegally is against nature.
Alfredo’s parents have
instilled in him great values.
When he graduated from
Harvard they gave him a plaque
with words that encourage him
to give back to others who have
helped him along the way and to
be thankful and helpful for
Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
“those who have and those who
have not.” Those words are
Spanish-speaking students in
“Inspirador” which was given to
very powerful and say a lot
math and science and joined the
him from the Hispanic
about who he is as a person.
debate team because he felt it
Scholarship Fund.
He has
Although Alfred had a tough
was important to further pracreceived many other awards and
childhood, I can see how he
tice his English.
grants since then. For example,
overcome adversity because of
In 1992 he won a
he got a $15,000 grant to spend
his tenacity, strong work ethic,
scholarship to go to Berkeley
on research for minority stuempathy with people, as well as
and decided to major in psydents who work in his lab. His
growing up with his parent’s
chology. He had a mentor early
work ethic always amazes all of
good values and morals. They
on who was a neurobiologist,
his colleagues because he
should be very proud of what
named Joe Martinez, who recspends countless hours in the
their son has become.
ommended Alfredo to go to
lab. His colleague Dr. Brem
THREAT TO
HISPANIC PREGNANCIES
BY NICHOLAS LECOLST,
CONTRIBUTER
Many people in the
United States take advantage of
how lucky we are to have the
health care around us. And how
fortunate we are to have prenatal health care to prevent birth
defects. Hispanic cultures do
not have that luxury and this is
why about one in every thirty
three Hispanic babies born have
a birth defect leading to around
twenty percent of those with the
birth defects dying as infants.
Spina Bifida is a major birth
defect in Hispanic women.
Hispanic women also have a
much higher risk of death from
a pregnancy than non Hispanic
women.
Spina Bifida is caused
early on in a pregnancy and is a
neural tube defect when the
spinal column does not close
completely. Many of these
infants require surgery to help
fix this problem as they are born
with fluid in their brain. Other
complications of Spina Bifida is
largest number of uninsured of
any racial group which leads to
them not having the proper care
they need and supplements like
folic acid to help prevent these
leading birth defects.
Hispanic women are
just over fifty percent more likely to die during or shortly after a
pregnancy than non-Hispanic
women are. The leading cause
of these deaths are due to hypertension or high blood pressure.
This might be due to the level of
obese humans that we have living in this country but the
hypertension is induced during
the pregnancy. Not all pregnancy will cause a women to have
hypertension, but the older the
female and the more children
they have then the more likely
they are to have hypertension.
Hypertension is also something
that can be controlled during the
child birth but the female must
know that she has hypertension.
Again a major cause for
Hispanic women about all of
this is due to the lack of prena-
Spina Bifidia
they my have sexual and social
issues along with the potential
chance of being paralyzed to
some extent. It can be caused by
a number of different things and
you don’t actually have to have
a family history of this. It can be
caused by something as little as
having your core body temperature rise to high during pregnancy and can also be caused by
someone whom is a diabetic and
requires themselves to take
insulin to control their blood
glucose level.
Studies have shown
that a main cause for problems
is because Hispanic women are
found to have taken in less folic
acid during their pregnancy than
non-Hispanic women. Folic
acid is taken before conception
and also during the early stages
of pregnancy and are shown to
lower the chance of these birth
defects. Folic acid should be
taken every day for a person
that is of age to have a child and
is trying. Folic acid can drop
birth defects by as much as seventy percent. Hispanics are the
tal care. They continue to go on
untreated causing her heart to
work harder than it actually
needs to and in the end can
cause fatality in these women.
In conclusion, with
Spina Bifida being one of the
major birth defects in Hispanic
babies, there are ways that the
risk can be reduced. Also we
can help reduce the number of
women that are dying yearly
during or post child birth due to
hypertension. With a majority
of Hispanics not having health
care or prenatal care we as a
whole need to spread the word
to the lower poverty level people and inform them of treatments for themselves and others
around them to help control this
number so we can have healthier children being born and reach
out to them an make sure they
are getting the nutrients that are
going to help keep the risks
lower. Also get the mothers that
need medications to control the
high blood pressure.
NSCC PENNON
PAGE 4
BY LYDIA WAHL,
EDITOR IN CHIEF
WHAT WOULD MY TEACHER DO?
History is, ideally for people to learn from previous mistakes. It is hard to remember all of the dates and facts but History teachers have their favorite aspect of their profession just like all our other teachers. It is much eaiser to enjoy a class when your teacher is making it fun and relevent. For example, I had a teacher in high school, Ms. Davis,
who when we were learning about the civil war pointed out that the confederate president had the same last name as her. So I always remembered the the confederate president
was Jefferson Davis. That association and little joke our class had made it easier to remember The Andaconda Plan and the mistakes Jefferonson made. Here’s what your teachers remember...Thank you to all the professors who took time to muddle over the answer and reply.
“WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HISTORICAL EVENT TO TEACH AND WHY?"
Clifton Chow: “My favorite historical event to teach is the Council of Nicea, which took place in 323 C.E. The event is symbolic not only for the Catholic Christian community but it provides a framework for how our government typically operates today and sets forth many of the issues that will result in our public officials arguing for the separation of church and state. Even though the council was called to settle a doctrinal dispute between two Christian bishops debating over the nature of the trinity, the process
to settle their differences became a political one that the modern world would understand. It was the first instance in which the Emperor, Constantine, as chief of state, asserted himself in resolving the conflict. He acted very much like our president would when a public policy issue threatened national security. Constantine called the council
much like a president would a commission to study the issue, listened to all sides, attempted to find consensus, and drafted a policy statement that today is vocally expressed
every Sunday at Catholic masses around the world. Because a secular political leader played such a prominent role over a religious dispute, Constantine set the precedence
defining the relationship between church and state that would stood firm for more than a millennium, and along the way exposing the problems that would lead to the desire
to dissolve the bonds between church and government. This dissolution would take place after 1521 when another secular leader, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, is called
upon to resolve yet another doctrinal dispute, this time brought by one Martin Luther. Instead of employing the skills of consensus as did his predecessor Constantine, Charles
would draw a hardline that would end in bloodshed, prompting a group of revolutionaries 270 years later in the United States of America to draft an Amendment to a
Constitution for a young nation in which the government "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise" of religion.”
Council of Nicea
Kara Kaufman: “I really enjoy teaching ritual
sacrifices of the ancient world. Not only do they
hook students' attention due to their strange, and
gross, and horrifying detail (according to our
cultural norms today), but they tell us so much
about the peoples who created them so long ago.
The rituals allow us a window on their values,
religious beliefs, social structure, gender roles,
environment, political hierarchy, and even the
role sexuality played in their societies. It is great
fun to analyze a ritual with my students; they do
such an amazing job at deconstructing every
detail that I inevitably gain new perspectives
each semester.”
DR. LAWRENCE DAVIS: “My favorite event to teach is the French
Revolution. It is an event that has shaped the modern world in
many ways. For example, it demonstrated the possibilities and
dangers of democracy. The French put their king, Louis XVI on
trial for treason and gave him a death sentence (later, his wife,
Queen Marie Antoinette, was also beheaded for similar reasons).
The Revolution gave people the confidence that they could create
a new world based on popular sovereignty, or the idea that the
people should rule. This same assumption animates democratic
movements today, most notably the Arab Spring. Therefore, the
legacy of the Revolution is still influences political thinking in
the twenty-first century.”
Aztec Sacrafice
Hope Benne: “My favorite topic in world history is peacemaking. Peacemaking stands as one of humanity's
most prevalent activities and most enduring visions. From the earliest hunter and gatherer days to our complex
modern societies, peace has been a necessity. If people had not figured out how to get along, they never would
have built cities, traded, invented, and created all of what civilization brought. Early peace treaties and arbitrations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece set precedents for subsequent agreements, and the ideal of harmony in Asia led to an emphasis on humanness and empathy. All of the world’s religions envisioned peace and,
as early as 500 BC, philosophical schools in ancient Greece and China championed cosmopolitanism. In recent
times, people have organized grassroots movements in support of the United Nations and arms control agreements.”
The Storming of Bastille
Treaty of Alliance
NSCC PENNON
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THE APPLE - SAMSUNG LAWSUIT
CALVIN GIL,
SENIOR WEB EDITOR
As you may know,
Apple and Samsung were
recently involved in a lawsuit.
Apple launched a lawsuit
against Samsung for allegedly
copying the design of their
iPhone and iPad designs, and
committing copyright infringement. This whole ordeal had
evolved into a lengthy court battle, with both sides going back
and forth for several months.
Apple, however, was definitely
the winner of the case, getting a
ban on the sale of some
Samsung phones and winning a
little over a billion dollars from
Samsung for the copy of intellectual property. The ban was
eventually lifted and the sum
was slashed to only about six
hundred million, but Apple still
won big in this case, and I don't
feel that they should have.
First and foremost, I
don't think that the Nexus truly
copied the iPhone. Apple supposedly tried to say that the two
were not easily indistinguish-
able and there was some major
plagiarism going on, but I just
don't think it's true. If you put
the two side by side or even
looked at them
separately, the
two are clearly
distinguishable
and don't really look all that
much
alike,
with the color
scheme being
completely
different along
The
with
Nexus having
several buttons
on the
bottom while
The
iPhone
retains
it's
classic
one
button
home
design. There are
also some ridiculous patents
The Nexus allegedly infringed,
such as rounded square icons on
the interface and the distinguishing between single and
multi touch
On behalf of the officers and members of Alpha
Lambda Kappa, North Shore
Community College’s Chapter
of
Phi
Theta
Kappa
International Honor Society, it
is with pleasure that I cordially
invite all to attend the 2013
Spring Induction Ceremony on
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
at 6pm in the Lynn Gym.
Phi Theta Kappa, the
largest honor society in
American higher education,
includes some 1,200 chapters on
two-year college’s campuses in
all 50 states, Canada, Germany
and U.S. territorial possessions
abroad. Approximately 100,000
honor students are inducted into
membership each year. The
Society provides its members
programming in the areas of
scholarship, leadership, and
service and promotes civic
engagement.
At this Ceremony, we
will honor and celebrate the academic success of the following
students who have achieved a
minimum GPA of 3.7, and have
chosen to accept the invitation
for membership:
BY
gestures. Even if these were
infringed, however, the iPhone
infringed some patents that
Samsung had taken out as well,
such as these to defend itself.
There are a few other tidbits as
well, but I'd have to say Apples
claims of intellectual theft and
rampant
copyright
infringements are
shaky at best
don't
and
deserve
a
ban on the
sale of The
Nexus or a
billion dollars in damages.
Even
beyond the
validity of
Apple's
claims, I just
don't
like
Samsung F700 versus Apple iPhone
what Apple is
trying to do
such as multitasking while playwith this lawsuit. What they are
ing music and managing the
trying to do is monopolize the
phone's resources and battery by
market and make it so they are
prioritizing data. Equally ridicuthe only ones who can sell these
lous claims, I'd say, but
kinds of smart phones and
Samsung had to use patents
tablets. This is, in my opinion, is
CONSIDER YOURSELF INVITED!
BY ILYA
PRINTS
My Chagall
His world has been crowded
with strange images and symbols.
Mason Donavel
Julie Cooper
Richard Fecteau
Jamie Oneha
Frank Pelletier
Bianca Marie Fernandez
Sarah Balsley
Steven Fountain
Shelly Osgood
Emily Whitlow
Genna Camelia
David Chavez
Christina Call
Jacob Wax Cavallaro
Miguel Castro
Moses Ssebunya
Felicia Kanu
Lisa Reynolds
Jonas St. Fleur
Jose Tatis
Blue-and-white angels over wretched land.
The sage with the eyes of the saint and martyr,
with Torah scroll in his work-worn hands.
Purple lovers with twisted heads,
floating in blue dreams over the shtetl
with winding streets and squalid sheds.
Ridiculous bird, the donkey, or cows,
with human-sad eyes ...All that is our
inverted world - in fireworks of colors!
Sergey Onokhin
Kristen Cunningham
Julieann Collins
Nicholas Couris
Keith Fader
Patricia Lavorante
Adailin Lebron Bengochea
Ryan Mallin
Ernesto Bonilla
Amber Rinaldi
Santia Chingofor
Alexander Hayward
Keri Johnson
Justin Manly
Vickiana Pimentel
Cassandra Pinkham
Patricia Whitcomb
Jaclyn White
Amanda Curran
Matthew Scrivano
Katrina Martin
Tatiana Martin
Kelsey Melkonian
Diana Tarantion
William Taylor
Jennifer Sokol
And, the climax, as the singing soul of the artist
the sobbing but not downhearted violin!
Who can yet love or feel for another,
stop for a moment in your bustling whirl.
Close your eyes. Open your heart.
And you will see and hear this world.
Ingrown in the ground,
lopsided small houses,
uneven crooked windows,
and fences, and roofs,
and bushes
-all drowsing.
And floating over
the rooftops in light mist,
clutching with green hands
a violin with a bow,
the fiddler plays,
not good at all. Apple monopolizing the market like this allows
them to come out updates to the
iPhone and iPad that are as lackluster as they want, and there
isn't anything the consumer can
do about it, as there are no alternatives. However, with these
products like the Nexus and
other Samsung phones, if a consumer is unsatisfied with the latest Apple product they can go
and
buy a different, and possibly
better, product. Not to mention,
Apple products are very closed
off. You can't download anything that isn't from the app
store and it doesn't even utilize
flash player. Even jail breaking
the phone is against the law.
Some of Samsung's products,
however, are quite the opposite,
giving the user a greater degree
of freedom. If people like the
iPhone and want to buy it that's
all well and good, but I, for one,
don't want to have the option to
buy other, potentially superior
products taken away from me.
FORUM ON TOLERENCE
North
Shore
Community College held its
30th Forum on March 11, 2013
in the Lynn Auditorium. The
forum was on “Hope, Peace,
Reconciliation and Love: The
Messages of Tolerance by Marc
Chagall.” The forum’s speaker,
Vivian R. Jacobson, worked
with Chagall for 11 years as his
American representative and
wrote about her experiences in
the book, Sharing Chagall; A
Memoir. The event drew close
to 300 people, and the attendees
were a mix of North Shore
Community College’s faculty,
staff, administration, students,
and members of the community.
Jacobson took the
audience inside the work of
Marc Chagall, a Jewish-raised
Russian poet, sculptor, illustrator and artist, who according to
Jacobson, “One of the things he
wanted to have more than any-
thing else was peace.” The
enthusiastic crowd asked
Jacobson some poignant questions about Chagalls’ work, as
they shared the cake that commemorated the 30th Forum on
Tolerance. Professor Sheldon
Brown, Vice President Paul
Frydrych, and David Houle
from Academic Technology,
also spoke at the event.
Below is a poem by Ilya
Prints. Ilya is a former student of NSCC, who achieved a
3.75 average for the courses
he took, and tutored in our
math/science lab. He emigrated from Russia, and has been
in the U.S. for the last 9 years.
a violet violinist,
and sad and joyous
melody pours.
It flies over the country,
from bygone age to the future,
born in the violetgray-brown-green picture
of the naive dreamer
in ridiculous robe,
the song of love,
the song of hope.
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Greetings to the Pennon and NSCC Students,
Letter to the Editor
It has been a long time. Too long as it turns out for something that I wanted to do but never got around
to. The last time I wrote something for the Pennon was back in 1990 when I served as the sports editor.
Times are probably very different around the news office then versus now. Back then, it was an all-out
frenzy of coffee and loud music at our small office on Sohier Road in Beverly, trying to literally cut and
paste type on to boards to deliver to the local news printers to produce the paper to meet deadlines. Now
I have to imagine that computers have replaced the razor knife and cheesy clip art we would use to fill up
white space.
I had never written an article before I took Journalism at NSCC with perhaps the best teacher I ever had,
Pete Foss. I was thinking of him tonight, which prompted me to look him up and write this letter.
After leaving NSCC, I wrapped up my undergrad work at Salem State. I majored in Business
Administration and Accounting, both of which I took an interest in after being introduced to them at
NSCC. I left college, entered the business world, and eventually entered banking. It amazes me that to
this day the colleges classes I still look back on as being the most helpful later in life were Journalism and
Public Speaking, both taught by Professor Foss.
You likely never had a chance to meet the man, who I just read tonight passed away in 2007 at home in
Rockport. He had a presence in class or any room he entered, and had the respect of the room without
ever saying much. His military background was well known, and his teaching greatness was very much
admired by the students in his classes.
Learning to structure a story was incredibly beneficial later in business life. I currently publish a half
dozen or so articles on banking a year, though I do not think any will come close to my interview as the
Pennon sports guy with legendary Celtics play by play voice Johnny Most. Such good memories, and
every time I publish these days I think of Pete and all that he did.
My point to this letter is this: do not lose sight of or touch with the great teachers you have now later in
life after you leave college. I am kicking myself (hard) for never going back to look up Professor Foss and
say “hi”. Just that would have meant a lot to him, because at the end of the day it was all about his students. He would have taken immense pride knowing that I was actively applying the skills he taught me
all those 25 years ago.
Most teachers are like that. It is not about a paycheck or self-importance. It is you the student that is
important to them, and letting them know you appreciate all they do is critical. Say thank you to your
favorite professor before it is too late and you find yourself writing a letter to your old college paper to
do so after they gone.
I hope all is well at NSCC, and thank you Professor Foss. May you rest in peace, though I bet you are
keeping busy teaching and watching horse races in heaven.
Sincerely,
Jeff Reynolds, NSCC Class of 1991
AN INVITATION FROM
THE QUEER-STRAIGHT
ALLIANCE
The Queer Straight Alliance is hosting a
Family & Friends Dinner Event on
Thursday April 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the
Danvers Cafeteria. This event is open to
any interested North Shore Community
College student, faculty, staff member,
and two of their guests. The event will
include special guest speaker Pam
Garamone of Greater Bostons PFLAG
(Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians
and Gays) and a viewing of a compelling
story supporting GLBTQ loved ones.
If you are interested please RSVP to Anne
Tabet at [email protected] to make
the guest list.
Thank you, QSA Club
Mr. Jeff Reynolds,
Thank you for writing such an eloquent and well written letter to The Pennon. We do not get many letters
to the editor, or at all, especially from former writers. I am glad to see that The Pennon and your time at
NSCC were able to boost your career and aid you in your endeavors. I am hoping that this opportunity
will give me knowledge that will be valuable to an employer or at least let me skip one internship.
It is important to tell teachers that they have made a difference in our education. And, same as you, I am
guilty of not taking time out to do so. Like many students I get very stressed with the school year and I let
it overwhelm me. There are many teachers and professors who have gone the extra mile and worked with
me through the semester. Without them I would not be on the brink of graduation.
I must admit I am jealous of your office on Sohier Road although it was away from the North Shore campuses it sounds a great deal more peaceful than having an office next to student life. Still The Pennon has
provided for me something that I never thought I would have and probably will not again: the position of
Editor In Chief. We are very spoiled with all the technology we have. I did not even know what you meant
by “cut and paste type” I had to have my own adviser to explain to me. I am lucky to be able to put articles directly into their format and be able to mess around with them. Your interview with Johnny Most
must have been quite something. I am sure it would make our current sports writer, Kevin Hayes, jealous.
You might look at some of his articles in the Pennon. One of which is right across from this letter. He is
a fine sports writer.
Lets talk about six degrees of separation. A man just came into the office to fix the Pennon computers and
told me about his father-in-law who used to teacher here. The teachers name was Pete Foss. I stopped him
right there and told him about your letter. He reiterated all the facts you had told me in your letter.
Everything about Professor Foss’ time in the war and then coming to work here where he was asked to
advise The Pennon. He was very excited to hear his father-in-law was appreciated. I am sure your letter
will be a happy reminder to his family of the man that impacted their lives.
Thank you again for writing to The Pennon. I hope you continue to enjoy its publication.
Sincerely,
Lydia Wahl
Editor In Chief
THE SPORTS HAYES
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Who The Heck Are You: The Top 10 Obscure Red Sox Pitchers of the 2000's
BY KEVIN HAYES,
SPORTS COLUMN WRITER
When looking at the
long list of legendary Boston
Red Sox pitchers you will
undoubtedly come across names
such as Cy Young, Smokey Joe
Wood, Babe Ruth (yes, that
Babe Ruth), Pedro Martinez,
Roger Clemens and Josh
Beckett. Okay, maybe not that
one. Then, of course, you find
pitchers that no one has ever
heard of. No, not the ones that
have been lost to time such as
"Big" Bill Dinneen who won
two important games in the
1903 World Series or Howard
Ehmke who threw a no-hitter 90
years ago. I'm also not talking
about the guys who weren't
household names during their
time periods but had an important role during the era. For
example, the name Rheal
Cormier won't ring a bell with
today's generation but back in
2000 he was the primary lefthanded relief pitcher. Also not
included, besides batteries, are
"name" pitchers that had better
name recognition with other
teams even if their time with
Boston was brief, an example
being Bobby Jenks' nine innings
with the Red Sox coming long
after a World Series championship with the White Sox in
2005. Also disqualified was
anyone on the 2004 and 2007
World Championship teams for
obvious reasons. I'm talking
about guys that people asked
"who is this guy?" even back
when he was still playing. The
ones who either for ineffectiveness, no open roster spots or due
to an injury that had, at best, a
cup of coffee with the Sox.
These are the guys that were
blink-and-you-missed-it. So
how did I pick ten out of the
many pitchers that have been on
the roster the past 13 years? I
literrally picked them out of a
hat. Yes, I actually wasted the
time and paper to write the 61
names that qualified and pull ten
out of a hat. Here we go:
Number 10 - Dennys Reyes
The rather portly
Reyes had pitched for ten different teams since making his
debut at the age of 20 in 1997.
His last stop at age 34 was in
Boston where he went as far as
making the opening day roster
in 2011. He pitched poorly and
was gone after just three games.
WEEI radio personality Mikey
Adams commented "The only
thing fatter than his face is his
ERA!" which was a hideous
16.20 in just an inning and a
third pitched.
Number 9 - Wayne Gomes
Every year there seems
to be a player that makes the
opening day roster as the longshot. In 2002, that would be
Gomes here. Gomes actually
made his debut with the
Philadelphia Phillies in 1997
and had a decent record (19-12)
by the conclusion of the 1999
season. His career sputtered
upon coming to Boston in 2002.
He pitched in 20 games but with
little success. During a crucial
July game against the New York
Yankees in New York he walked
the bases loaded and the winning run in to lose the game. It
came as no surprise as Wayne
was finished shortly after.
Number 8 - Scott Cassidy
Cassidy had a very
small cup of coffee (for those
who don't know, the term stands
for having a brief stay) on the
2005 Red Sox which pretty
much spilled in his lap. He had
been bouncing around the
minors for a few years before
ending up in the Red Sox system. He was called up and was
lit up for three runs in just 2/3's
of an inning. Scott was traded
for outfielder Adam Hyzdu
shortly after. The good news is
he pocketed $328,000 from the
San Diego Padres the following
year.
Lucky number seven is
an exception to the no "name"
rule I established earlier.
Ontiveros came up with the
Oakland A's and fought through
a serious injury to lead the AL in
ERA (earned run average) during the 1994 season. Steve
retired following the 1995 season but for whatever reason he
agreed to come out of retirement
to join the Red Sox for their
2000 stretch run. He was better
off staying retired as he was
shelled in his first appearance
but rebounded to win his second. After three games his ERA
stood at 10.13 and he once again
settled into retirement. Why
Dan Duquette thought he had
anything left after five years
away from the game when the
Sox were in a pennant hunt no
one will ever know.
Number 6 - Todd Erdos
We now go back to
2001 in the dying days of the
John Harrington/Yawkey Trust
era. The Sox had collapsed after
season ending injuries to Nomar
Garciaparra, Jason Varitek and
Pedro Martinez along with the
total melt-down of their closer
Derek Lowe. Needing some
relief help to finish out the year,
the Sox promoted Erdos who
they had signed as a minor
league free agent the previous
winter. Erdos made relief
appearances for the Yankees in
98 and 99 but was not on the
post-season roster for the back
to back (and later back again)
world champions. In Boston he
pitched poorly, allowing nine
runs in just 16 innings. His
career was over after that.
previous decade but due to
injuries to both Boof and his
rotation mates, it never happened. He pitched just two
innings in Boston during the
2010 season while giving up six
hits and four runs. Not the best
way to help out a team, that's for
sure.
Number 4 - Hunter Jones
2009 was the last year
the Red Sox made the post-season but it was no thanks to
Hunter. A rash of injuries and
ineffectiveness led to Jones
being the lefty go-to guy in the
bullpen. It was a disaster as he
gave up 13 runs in just 12 1/3
innings. His hideous 9.24 ERA
proved to be his ticket out of
town. When lefties not only
can't get lefties out but give up
runs in bunches, its a good time
to cut your losses.
Number 3 - Jason Shiell
The bronze medal goes
to Jason Shiell. He was actually
the Pawtuckett Red Sox closer
when he was called up in 2003.
The major league Sox at this
time were going through a
"closer by committee" phase
that ultimately didn't work. Still,
Shiell got his chance and won
two games with a save although
the flipside was he gave up 13
runs in 23 1/3 innings. He got
injured, unfortunately, and
missed his chance to contribute
to the 2004 World Series but
resurfaced in Atlanta for a cup
of coffee during the 2006 season.
Number 5 - Boof Bonser
Number 7 - Steve Ontiveros
With a name like that
how can this guy not be included? Bonser was supposedly the
next good number 3 starter for
the Minnesota Twins behind
Johan Santana and Fransisco
Liriano in the middle part of the
The silver medal goes
to Charlie Zink. Charlie was a
knuckleballer that was stashed
in the Red Sox farm system for
six years. Finally in 2008 he got
his chance to make his debut
against the Texas Rangers. It
was a disaster as Zink gave up
eight runs in just 4 1/3 inning
before leaving the game (that
ended 19-17 Boston). Zink has
yet to resurface in the majors
five years later after just one
game in the pros.
Number 2 - Charlie Zink
Number 1 - Tommy Hottovy
The gold medalist suffered nearly the same fate as
Zink. Hottovy was drafted by
the Sox in 2004 and floundered
in the minors until he caught his
big break in 2011 for a fading
Red Sox team desperate for
good pitching. He ended up giving up three runs in four innings
in eight games before the Sox
collapsed down the stretch. He
ended up having a cup of coffee
with the Kansas City Royals in
2012 where he was a bit more
successful with six strikeouts in
9 1/3 innings.
Honorable Mention:
I reserved this space
because of the 61 names that
qualified, a few caught my eye
for something memorable. So in
this honorable mention, its an
honor to mention some of the
noteworthy members of Who
The Heck Are You?
Devern Hansack. He
only pitched in nine games with
the Red Sox between 2006-2008
but one of them was special. On
the final game of the 2006 season Hansack managed to no-hit
the Baltimore Orioles through
five innings. Then the rains
came and the game was called
since it was meaningless. This
means, technically, Hansack had
pitched a complete game no-hitter although it wouldn't be an
official
no-no.
Hansack
bounced between the majors
and minors the next few years
but would never again come
close to that one rainy night
against Baltimore.
Sun-Woo Kim. Former
general manager Dan Duquette
tore down a lot of racial barriers
during his tenure as general
manager. With the deserved repContinued on Page 14
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GIRLS:
WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE TO BE US
By Ellida Cornavaca,
Contributer
There are many television shows that paint the lives of
the young, wealthy, and scandalous in New York City and
GIRLS seeks to do just the
opposite. This Emmy-winning
series follows the lives of four
women in their twenties through
their accolades of being young,
broke, and crude living in this
very same place. It chronicles
t h e i r
disheveled
paths
into
adulthood
filled with
poignancy
and
witty
h u m o r .
H a n n a h
Horvath,
M a r n i e
Michaels,
Shoshanna
Shapiro, and
J e s s a
Johanson,
cover four
different personas
to
embody the
experiences
of
young
women and reflect to communicate the not-so-glamorous
lifestyles they maintain. The
series star, writer, and producer,
Lena Dunham, who plays
Hannah says that the show is
supposed to loosely follow the
accounts of her own experiences. The comedic-drama is
filled with the ups and downs of
romance, the hardships of entering the work force, and portrays
the gritty realism
of the imprudence of youth.
Believe me when I say, you
don’t have to be a girl to relish
in the undeniable comedy the
show carries.
In the first season the
series is kiddish and embodies
an adolescent demeanor. The
young
ladies face dilemmas that exhibit behavior that’s comical in its
relatability and the consequences that ensue. Hannah
spends the entire season trying
to make a name for herself as a
writer while Marnie entertains
and frustrates everyone by
dumping her boyfriend Charlie
for loving her too much. From
Shoshanna losing her virginity
to Jessa’s impromptu marriage,
the first season was playful to
watch and made the show realistically upbeat.
Though in the second
season, Dunham went in a very
different direction with GIRLS.
Adam, Hannah’s ex-boyfriend
has taken a much more prominent role this season and plays
into the theme of darkness quite
delectably. He juxtaposed greatly to the other male characters
in Season 1 centrally because he
was the darkest and incredibly
aloof. Now, we are seeing
him as more stable in comparison to the rest of the cast where
he is dating Natalia, whom
he met through her mother in his
A.A. group. Hannah’s mental
instabilities have surfaced
with a vengeance as she is facing pressure like never before
now that she has been given the
opportunity to write an e-book.
We see our heroine struggle
with OCD, be treated, only to
plummet further. Instead of progression, the continuation of
Hannah’s psychological fragility and loneliness has everyone
wondering what will become of
her writing and well-being.
Marnie is also struggling, as she
is fiercely trying to find herself.
Her distinct inability to grasp
how self-centered she remains
to be has her slipping into delusions of being a singer. While
Shoshanna’s relationship is now
fraying as she derails herself
from Ray, and their connection
has begun to falter.
The
overall exposition of the
storyline and
temperament
in Season 1
filled with its
childish
escapades and
tribulat i o n s
shifts
darkly to
wobbling
on
the
brink of
ominous
and
becoming
outright shocking in the
second season. The season
finale has everyone wondering
where each character is
going to end up and who
may never rehabilitate to a
state of normalcy.
As a young woman, I
found the show hilariously
relatable even though I have
just entered
my twenties and hope to not
find myself in many of the
debaucheries that these young
ladies partake in after I graduate
from college. Though I may not
be a youthful urbanite on my
own, I could feel Hannah in her
struggle for assertion just as so
many do at a young age. Though
Marnie is extremely frustrating
at times, many of us know
what’s it like to have someone
like you so much while everyone else ogles just for being in
that situation. All in all, the
shows vies and flows with each
character to create distinctive
realness to it that’s undeniable
to ignore.
The Golden Globe
winning series presents situations that are archetypal to any
young girl
and presents the story line in a
comedic, yet melancholy manner. When all the young girls
want to do is find love and suc-
cess, they seem to hit every
bump in the road. From pregnancy scares to the complete
lack of a love life, GIRLS entertains and
eludes the
difficulties that
female
y o u t h
f a c e
today. It
allows for
t h e
acceptance of
t h e
imperfections that
have the
characters
of
GIRLS
wheeling and whirling.
In a time when being a
young woman has never been
more competitive and the pressure
to succeed and be perfectly polished seems a norm, GIRLS has
delivered a poetic coarseness
back to television. It acts as a
breath of fresh air and exemplifies the harsh realities of adulthood in its early stages. The television show is currently airing
on HBO, Sundays at 9PM. The
show is in its second season and
is already signed on for a third.
ELLIE GOULDING:
LIGHTS UP BOSTON
BY ANTHONY HARRIS,
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
SENIOR EDITOR
@ANTHONYHARRIS89
The
evening
of
January 23rd was a frigid one in
Boston, but a lucky thousandodd music fans had no trouble
keeping warm inside the House
of Blues. Almost two years
after releasing the ethereal electropop smash “Lights,” which
reached #2 on the Billboard Hot
100 in August, 26-year-old diva
Ellie Goulding made a muchanticipated stop in Beantown
along with rising synthpop act
St. Lucia. After attending a
series of concerts by leading
bands from the folk, blues,
alternative, and indie realms, I
at last had the opportunity the
see a bona-fide solo pop star,
and the very talented Goulding
was the perfect choice.
St. Lucia, stage name
of Jean-Philip Grobler, was a
thoroughly enjoyable blast of
fresh air to kick off the show.
The Brooklyn-by-way-of-South
Africa musician’s glossy sound
brings to mind Hot Chip and
Passion Pit with its huge hooks,
Perry and Lady Gaga can write
a fine party anthem, Goulding’s
music is appealing on a deeper
level – riveting, primal, simmering with raw emotion yet entirely danceable. The singersongwriter was an engaging
presence
throughout
the
evening, her stage banter both
down-to-earth and entertaining.
While the Europop
ear-candy of “Lights” has catapulted her to fame, Goulding’s
repertoire boasts a wide range
of styles, and she put her myriad talents on full display. The
gentle piano intro to the aptlynamed “Joy” quickly gave way
to a jubilant backbeat,
Goulding’s voice heavy with
emotion as the song swelled to a
crescendo.
triumphant
“Explosions” was equally lovely, with Goulding voicing the
pangs of abandonment over a
lush arrangement of churchchoir backing vocals and tender
piano lines. Her voice has a
richness and power that propels
songs into the stratosphere, as
on the ethereal majesty
of “My Blood.” Lest anyone
think her a one-trick pony,
densely layered electronica, and
infectious grooves. His triumphant, super-bright synths on
many tracks echo 80’s acts like
Tears for Fears and Wham!,
while Grobler’s tremulous
vocals possess a Morrissey-like
quality. “The Way That You
Left Me” was pure joyous energy, with a hand-clapping beat
and bursts of lightning-fast
drums, while “All Eyes On
You” reveled in earthy harmonies and infectious bass
lines. St. Lucia closed with the
title track off his new EP
September, a full-fledged party
stomper with irresistible dance
grooves set against a thumping
tribal beat.
Within moments of
Goulding arriving on stage, taking position next to her drum
kit, and delivering the first lilting notes of “Don’t Say A
Word,” it was clear she had
brought her A-game – no surprise there. Clad in a gray Tshirt, jeans and a black beanie,
Goulding’s appearance was
decidedly laid-back, but her
performance was anything but.
With its potent mix of angelic
vocals and thundering drums,
the opener was a microcosm of
what sets her apart from other
female pop icons. While Katy
Goulding was equally effective
on the more intimate numbers.
Her stripped-down version of
“Guns and Horses” had
seemingly every audience member singing along and provided
a contemplative foil to
the bombast of the opening
tracks.
The last few years
have seen a seismic shift in pop
music. Whereas the charts
were once perpetually ruled by
bubblegum acts like Britney
Spears and *NSYNC, eclectic
groups like Florence + the
Machine, Fun, and The
Lumineers are now breaking
into the top tier and finding
broader audiences than ever.
Ellie Goulding is another example of this fascinating phenomenon. No one will deny the universal appeal of “Lights,” but
Goulding has tremendous depth
and versatility as an artist, and
her roof-raising set at
the House of Blues proved this
beyond a doubt. Just six years
into her career, Goulding
has established herself as a singular talent who appeals to both
the heart and the mind.
No doubt her mystical voice and
heartrending songs will continue lighting up the music
realm for years to come.
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WAX IN FIRE:
IS THE RESURGENCE IN PHYSICAL MUSIC MEDIA A MUCH-NEEDED COMEBACK OR A SWAN SONG BEFORE IT FADES FOREVER?
BY JONATHAN HOEL
CONTRIBUTOR
nantly when those artists’ labels
and the venues charge ridiculous prices for concert tickets on
their tours, as if the economy
wasn’t already hitting all of
these parties hard enough.
There is a silver lining
in this era of digital piracy for
the physical medium, with five
straight years of increased sales
in vinyl records. In the United
The music industry is
changing. Or is it? In 2013 the
music industry has never faced
more harrowing adversaries to
its financial success. The general public doesn’t go to Tower
Records to buy the new releases
from their favorite groups anymore. Tower
Records hasn’t
been
in
around
nearly
a
decade, actually. We still
have
our
chains
in
New England
like Newbury
Comics and
Bullmoose,
but due to
decreased
music sales
they
have
focused their efforts on DVD
sales as well as their novelty
merchandise and even fashion
items (to the dismay of all the
record and comic nerds I know).
These cutbacks are
understandable. There is Spotify
and Pandora Radio where people can listen to their music free
of charge, albeit a commercial
or two. iTunes while a big
booster for the music industry
with initial download sales has
softened with the massive
increases in music piracy in the
last few years. People download music from sites like
Youtube and Mediafire and torrent off of The Pirate Bay.
Private trackers have been
extremely successful in the last
one-to-two years, operating
similarly to the old bootleg fan
clubs of the 60s, allowing massive distribution of music free of
charge.
People pirate these
albums from all the major label
acts and then complain indig-
States, LP sales were up 19%
from 2011 with best-selling
albums from Jack White, Bon
Iver and Beach House leading
the charge, among others.
This keen interest on
the LP record coming back into
the mainstream is likely due to a
few different reasons. Vinyl
records have never gone entirely out of style, particularly in
certain circles that continued to
frequent record stores in the '90s
and 2000s despite the appearance of CDs and MP3 markets.
These diehard "record store
geeks" continued to purchase
their records due to their superior sound quality and nostalgic
essence.
Well now digital music
has on a widely distributed
scale, reached a quality with
FLAC, Free Lossless Audio
Codec, where the music is of
equal or greater technical quality than a vinyl record. So why
keep vinyl? An important argument remains that when you
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spin an album on a turntable,
you can’t be on Facebook, or
playing video games. You have
to be focused on the record; you
don’t want it to get scratched.
You are focused on the music,
which can create a powerful
atmosphere and greater appreciation for the music. Americans
with short attention spans are
hesitant to indulge in activities
don’t
that
favor multitasking, but
more
and
m o r e
Americans
are defying
this stereotype
with
purchasing
vinyl records.
April
20th
every year
since 2007 is
celebrated as
Record Store
Day, an event where record
shops around the globe are honored with exclusive physical
releases, unavailable online.
This creates additional revenue
and draws in perhaps buyers
that might not be keen on physical media otherwise.
This year, Record
Store Day promises new and
unreleased material from Bob
Dylan, Daniel Johnston,
REM, Built to Spill, and hundreds of others. For more
information
check
out
www.recordstoreday.com.
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•The sequel to X-Men First Class will have a story involving time travel where the majority
of the X-Men cast from the previous franchise will also be making an appearance.
•Hank Azaria has literally done between 100 and 150 different characters’ voices on “The
Simpsons”.
•Uma Thurman is named after the goddess of light and beauty in Indian Mythology.
• In Kevin James’s latest movie, “Here Comes the Boom”, he lost around 70 to 80 pounds to
get physically prepared for the movie.
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CREATIVE
WRITING
A STORY OF A BATTERED WOMAN
(WITH ISSUES AND QUESTIONS).
BY BEATRECE VARGA,
PHI THETA KAPPA SECRETARY
MY “TO-DO” LIST
VARGA,
PHI THETA KAPPA SECRETARY
BY BEATRECE
SERMON HEARD,
STUDY THE WORD
SWEEP AND VACUUM
LAUNDRY AND BATHROOM
LITTERBOX CLEAN
KNOWLEDGE GLEAN
DISHES AND DUST
SHOWER’S A MUST!
CHECK MY CHORES
LOCK THE DOORS
LIST IS COMPETE,
CRAWL UNDER SHEET
BUT FIRST WRITE ‘NOTHER TO-DO LIST!
WHY CAN I NOT SAY “GOODBYE?”
WHY DOES THE MEMORY OF HIM STILL HAUNT ME?
WHY WOULD I CALL?
WHY GO BACK?
I BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE…
I KNEW NOTHING ELSE FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
I WILL NOT DO IT,
I WON'T GIVE IN.
THESE ARE JUST FEELINGS
THE DISCARDED PIECES LEFT BY HIM
A GLIMMER OR SPARK OF HUMANITY
THAT
I MISTAKINGLY BELIEVE EXISTS
IN HIM,
BECAUSE THAT IS THE NEW SPARK WITHIN ME.
WHY MAKE THIS DIFFICULT?
GOD GIVE ME COVERING
GRANT ME HELP TO GET THROUGH.
YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER GIVE ME MORE THAN I CAN BEAR
SO I AM TRYING EVERYTHING TO NOT GIVE IN TO THESE
CRAZY FEELINGS.
THEY SAY FEELINGS ARE NOT FACTS.
I HOPE SO
BECAUSE SOMETIMES MY HEART IS SO OVERWHELMED BY JUST THE THOUGHT OF HIM
AND HOW HE, MAYBE, COULD CHANGE.
I KNOW THAT IT’S NOT REALISTIC.
I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM BROKEN,
BUT WHEN GOD WILL YOU MAKE ME WHOLE?
WHEN WILL YOU MAKE ME NOT CARE?
OR WILL I ALWAYS CARE?
IF SO, THAT SEEMS KIND OF CRUEL.
I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE CRUEL
BUT WHY SHOULD A VICTIM CONTINUE TO FEEL LIKE A VICTIM?
WHY WON’T YOU TAKE AWAY THAT LITTLE PIECE
THE LITTLE PIECE OF THE SPIRIT THAT IS GROWING WITHIN
AND LET ME BE ABLE TO LOVE AGAIN.
I FEEL SO CONFUSED.
I KEEP GIVING EVERYTHING TO YOU
I DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR WAYS
BUT THEY HURT
THEY ARE PAINFUL AT TIMES.
GROWING IS PAINFUL
I DO NOT LIKE IT MUCH.
YET, I HAVE GOTTEN OUT THE EVIL WITHIN
THAT CALLS, WITH EVERYTHING, OUT TO HIM
AND FOR ONE MORE MINUTE
OF ONE MORE DAY
I WILL NOT CALL
I WILL NOT CONFRONT
INSTEAD I WILL PRAY.
PLEASE, DEAR GOD, TAKE THIS AWAY!
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IN MEMORY OF
MY DEAR PROFESSOR BETTY
“THE ONLY SECRET PEOPLE KEEP IS IMMORTALITY”
EMILY DICKINSON
BY ROZI THEOHARI
YOU WROTE YOUR NAME ON THE BLACKBOARD:
—ELIZABETH WILLIAMS—
THE FIRST DAY OF OUR MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY COURSE.
INTRODUCING YOURSELF TO THE CLASS—UNEXPECTEDLY
YOU GAZED AT ME:
WHO ARE YOU?
AN ALBANIAN…
ALL MY STUDENTS ARE BRAVE AND PREPARED. ARE YOU!?
I HOPE, I STRUGGLE, DR. WILLIAMS!
CALL ME BETTY…EVERYBODY!
X
X
BOSTON SPRING
X
IN THIS WAY…OUR FRIENDSHIP BEGAN
WITH MY PRESENTATIONS –MAKING A SHOW
OF ALBANIAN LIFE, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, WEDDINGS, DEATHS,
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE AND MY PEOPLE’S SPIRIT.
LISTENING TO ME,
SEATED NEAR THE WINDOW, AS YOU USUALLY DID,
YOUR SMILING FACE –YOUR BIG BLACK, SMART EYES
SENT ME A LIGHT –A LIGHT THAT NEVER DIES.
MY DEAR PROFESSOR BETTY,
YOU EVALUATED ME WITH A “A+”
SAYING: “I WANT TO SEE ALBANIA!”
“YES, MY COMPASSIONATE FRIEND…WE COULD!”
X
X
BY ROZI THEOHARI
APRIL 2005
SPRING IS DANCING OVER BOSTON
PLAYING A MELODY
WITH DIAGONAL STRINGS ON THE ZAKIM-HARP BRIDGE,
ACCOMPANYING THE HARMONY
WITH THE LILTING VOICES OF TRILLING BIRDS.
PAINTING IN PINK
THE MYRIAD PETALS OF MAGNOLIA TREES.
FLYING FOUNTAINS OF SPARROWS.
ON THE SILK-ROYAL-BLUE SKY
THEIR HEADS SET FOR ENGLAND…
SERENITY.
APRIL’S VIOLET BLUE PETALS
RESEMBLE A SPRING’S BLUE-PURPLE SKY.
THE BREATH OF SPRING-SPREAD FRAGRANCE
INDISTINCTLY
MELDS WITH THE SALTY OCEAN AIR,
ENVELOPS THE LIGHTLY-DRESSED YOUNG GIRLS
ADORNING THEIR ROMANCE AND DREAMS.
X
YEAR AFTER YEAR MEETING IN EUPHORIA
AT NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
READING EACH OTHER OUR POEMS,
MAKING CHOICES, CHALLENGES—DRAMATICALLY
YOU WROTE SOME VERSES FOR ALBANIA
HOPING: “I WANT TO VISIT ALBANIA!”
BUT YOU TOOK ANOTHER PATH—TO DARKNESS
TURNING-OUT-THE-LIGHT-OF-YOUR-LIFE.
IN SILENCE I PRAY. FOR YOUR UPHELD FAITH.
FOR YOUR ANGELS’ LOVE FILLING YOUR BEING...
BOSTON SPRING—A SYMPHONY
THAT LEADS THE CITY
TO SING WITH HEAVEN…
SOMEDAY, WHEN I GO TO MY COUNTRY,
I WILL WALK YOUR SPIRIT OVER THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS
AND AROUND FIELDS WITH MULTICOLOR FLOWERS
RECITING YOUR VERSES FOR ALBANIA—
AMAZINGLY—EVERY SPRING
A MYRIAD OF BLUE PETALS OF
“LULE MOS ME HARRO”—( FORGET-ME-NOTS)
WILL FLY UP, IN THE SKY
TO FIND YOU IN HEAVEN
MY BELOVED FRIEND,
MY UNFORGOTTEN BETTY WILLIAMS.
By Ellida Cornavaca,
Contributer
I stitched each thread meticulously
From finding it in my head like
It was there all along
I pulled it from thin air, right from my scalp
Knit one
I weaved in color and brought
A life to life
Cloudy soft, running
Ruby regal- andPurl two
Cautiously trying not to bring
Cadence
It had grown
My garment amour I wore with valor
Work even
INTARSIA
Hollow and full of
Wholes
I called it Fair Isle myself
That was where I summered
Just another eyelet
Never been anything but
Earth and skein
Grafting and crafting
I can make everything, it can
Be any wear
I wore you swell,
You look
Beautiful upon my shelf
I wonder when it’ll be
Too long
And you’ll unravel,
Caught on
My skin
Leather belt
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BY JUSTIN COLEMAN,
CONTRIBUTER
Every 60 seconds we
are losing 100 to 250 acres of
rainforest; there are 1440 minutes in a day. This comes to 80
to 200,000 acres of rainforest
lost each day. Rainforests are
found in South American
nations like Peru, Brazil and
Ecuador. With the largest intact
rainforest known as the Amazon
Basin. There is also a rainforest
ecosystem called the Congo
Basin that is found in central
Africa and the countries that
live in it are Cameroon, Gabon,
Democratic Republic of the
Congo,
Central
African
Republic and the Republic of
the Congo.
There are also tropical
forests found in Southeast Asia.
While there is a great amount of
biodiversity found on the Asian
continent the most diverse rainforests can be found on the
approximately 25,000 islands
found in Southeast Asia. While
there are many areas of critical
concern for scientists and environmentalists the two islands
that are part of Indonesia are
called Sumatra and Borneo.
They are not only the homes to
iconic wildlife and plants such
as the Sumatran and Bornean
orangutans or the Sumatran
Pygmy Elephant and the Javan
and Sumatran Rhino which are
PALM OIL: A THREAT TO THE WORLD
two of the most emdangered
mammals on the planet. These
islands also boast plants such as
the worlds largest individual
flower, the Rafleesia plant
genus. In addition to hosting
many of the worlds most iconic
wildlife. These forests are also
especially important in quelling
the effects of climate
change
because the peat
swamps that are
under the forests
act as carbon
sinks or in other
words store massive amounts of
greenhouse
emissions.
However when
this land is clear
cut those 50 million plus tons of
CO2 go into the
atmosphere.
B e c a u s e
Indonesia has the
highest deforestation rate in the
world it is ranked as the third
largest emitter of CO2 ranking
only behind China and the USA.
Although large scale deforestation occurs in all of the tropical
rain forests of the world and the
driving factors are often due to
complex political and social
issues. One of the biggest factors that drive Sumatran/Borneo
deforestation is the monoculture
single plant farming of the palm
oil fruit. Although it is native to
west Africa it is easily grown in
many tropical climates. Some
scientists have even gone as far
as describing it as the greatest
and most destructive threat to
the worlds remaining rain forest. According to a report from
PALM OIL
the Freeland Foundation, 90%
of palm oil growing and cultivation occurs at the expense of the
rain forest. Environmental problems are not the only problems
associated with palm oil and it
has been long associated with
human rights abuses such as
slave laboring of workers,
extremely low wages, violence
towards opposition of proposed
plantations and even the use of
child labor.
Palm oil is found in a
wide array of products ranging
from beauty products, baked
goods, confectionaries as well
as other commodities. It is often
seen as a cheap additive to food
products by companies around
world
including:
the
McDonald's,
Mars
candy,
Kraft products
like Easy Mac,
Ritz, Oreos and
Chips Ahoy as
well as in Heinz
products. Palm
oil is also a
highly saturated
fat that contains
many fatty acid
carbon chains.
Research suggests that saturated fats can
lead to diabetes,
cancers and bad
cholesterol which
may lead to heart and artery
problems. Unfortunately it is
difficult to tell exactly products
contain palm oil as it is labeled
with over 20 different names
such as palm kernel oil, vegetable fat/oil, stearic acid, sodium kernel ate and palm fruit oil.
These are only a handful of the
names that are used to label
ingredients that contain palm
oil. More comprehensive lists
can be found by simply searching palm oil on websites such as
the Orangutan Project and
www.saynotopalmoil.org.
In conclusion palm oil
is a widely used product that is
found in many things that we
use every day and if trends persist will continue to into the
future. Even though it is something that brings up many
important social and evironmental issues it seems to be seldom
discussed by the media. Since
there are alternatives to palm
oil, and the only to change the
policies of companies that
accelerate climate change,
deforestation, and mass extinction is for consumers to encourage sustainability to these companies. Raising and spreading
awareness of these issues are
extremely important. This
destructive form of agriculture
is destroying iconic species, the
earth's atmosphere and affects
and the thousands who struggle
with diseases related to saturated fats and the thousands of
indigenous people who are
being rapidly displaced from
their ancient homes.
"We strive to keep the web of
life intact because no one knows
what will happen if we destroy
it."
-Author unknown
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VOTE NO on MASSPIRG
The Student Government Association of North Shore Community College will support,
and publicly advocate for, a no vote on the 2013 ballot question regarding the retention or
removal of the $9.00 opt out fee imposed on North Shore students at the time of registration by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG). The SGA
supports the mission of MASSPIRG; however, they believe that at this time MASSPIRG
does not engage the NSCC student body in such a way that warrants them to raise funds
through an automatic negative check off system.
Vote in the elections from April 8 through April 21.
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WHO THE HECK ARE
YOU?
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
utation of the most racist organization in the history of professional baseball, Duquette had a
tall order to repair the damage
done. To do this he signed
Puerto Rican star Wil Cordero,
Dominican superstars Pedro
Martinez and Manny Ramirez
plus a plethora of Korean and
Japanese pitchers which paved
the way to a new, diverse generation. One of the Korean
imports was right-hander SunWoo Kim. Kim wasn't anything
special after giving up 27 runs
in just 70 2/3 innings over two
years. He was mostly remembered as the trade bait for the
Montreal Expos to obtain their
star slugger Cliff Floyd for the
2002 stretch run. Floyd
smacked 7 homers as Kim
became a washout. His lifetime
ERA stands at 5.31 in six years
but is remembered for helping
break down the racial tension
and getting the missing piece of
the 2002 puzzle (that ended up
not working but let's not go
there).
Matt White. White was
a completely undistinguished
pitcher who was picked up via
the Rule 5 draft (I'll explain
another time) and got lit up for
11 runs in 3 1/3 innings in 2003
before being traded to the
Seattle Mariners. So why is he
on here? Four years later he
bought a house from his aunt for
50 grand so she could afford to
live in a nursing home only to
discover the land the house was
on contained tons of rare rock
that was worth 2.5 BILLION
dollars. He probably has more
money than all ten previously
mentioned pitchers and the two
honorable mentions combined
by now.
Well that's it for this
edition of Who The Heck Are
You? If enough people call for
it, I may do a Hitters edition at
some point. Have a pleasant
day.
"Who the heck is this guy?
This portly gentleman is Kevin
Tolar, a pitcher on the 2003
Red Sox for about 5 minutes."
SULAIMAN ABU GHAITH
CAUGHT BY CIA
BY NICK WAISWASKI,
STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
Abu Ghaith is one of
Bin Laden’s relatives, he was
considered one of Bin Laden’s
top lieutenants, and was a leading spokesperson and propagandist for Al Qaeda.
“It has been
13
years
since
Abu
Ghayth allegedly
worked
alongside
Usama
Bin
Laden in his
campaign
of
terror, and 13
years since he
allegedly took
to the public
airwaves,
exhorting others to embrace
Al
Qaeda’s
cause and warning of more terrorist attacks
like the mass
murder of 9/11,” said U.S.
Attorney Bharara. “The memory of those attacks is indelibly
etched on the American psyche,
and today’s action is the latest
example of our commitment to
capturing and punishing enemies of the United States, no
matter how long it takes.”
His apprehension was
and is vital to the security of the
United States as well as her
allies abroad. Though all the
details of his capture are yet to
be released, we do know that he
was under house arrest in Iran
for the majority of this past
decade, however he managed to
escape into Turkey. The CIA
with the help of both MIT and
Turkeys equivalent to the CIA
apprehended Abu Ghaith in
downtown Ankara, Turkey.
Abu Ghaith was staying at a
luxury hotel in Turkey’s capital
city (Ankara); however the
issue with Abu Ghaith being
apprehended in Turkey is that
they are a non-extradition country when it comes to countries
with the death penalty (Turkey
abolished the death penalty
back in 2004).
However
through the cleverity of the
combined minds of the MIT,
CIA and Turkey’s national intelligence community, arranged for
Abu Ghaith to be
flown to Jordan;
where the CIA
then put him on a
Gulfstream 5 (military designation
C-37A) which is a
business class airplane and promptly brought to the
the U.S. at the
Stewart Air Force
Base outside New
York, N.Y. He
currently awaits
arraignment for
charges of conspiring to kill
Americans at the Metropolitan
Correctional Facility.
Sources:
*http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/
2013/March/13-ag-279.html*
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APRIL 2013
STUDENT LIFE CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April
Event
April 1, 2013
April 2, 2013
April 3, 2013
April 3, 2013
April 4, 2013
April 5, 2013
April 8, 2013
April 9, 2013
April 10, 2013
April 11, 2013
April 12, 2013
April 15, 2013
April 16, 2013
April 17, 2013
April 18-26, 2013
April 21, 2013
April 22, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 24, 2013
April 25, 2013
April 26, 2013
April 25-27, 2013
April 27, 2013
April 29, 2013
Deadline to Submit SGA Nomination Papers
Neighborhood Health Plan
Program Council: Dare to go Decaf
Program Council: Dare to go Decaf
Health Fair
NSCC Talent Show Auditions
NSCC Talent Show Auditions
SGA Elections Begin
Queer Straight Alliance Meeting
Program Council Meeting
HIV Testing
Talent Show Auditions
Talent Show Auditions
Program Council Music Event
Neighborhood Health Plan
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Induction Ceremony
Ping Pong Tournament
Student Government Association Meeting
North Shore Rape Crisis Center
Neighborhood Health Plan
Patriot’s Day – No Class
Neighborhood Health Plan
Program Council Open Mic Event
Arts in April
Student Art Exhibit
SGA Elections End
Arts in April: Greek Theatre & Fairy Tales
Queer Straight Alliance Meeting
Spark Literary Magazine Launch
Program Council Meeting
Pool Tournament
“Spark” Your Mind
Display of Art by NSCC Faculty and Staff
HIV Testing
Program Council Earth Day Promotion Event
Student Government Association Elections End
Poetry Reading & Discussion with Kevin Carey
North Shore Rape Crisis Center
Neighborhood Health Plan
Reading and Discussion of Black Boy
Program Council Earth Day Promotion Event
Hutchinson Family Singers
Student Government Association Meeting
NSCC Talent Show
Student Oratorical Competition
Story Time Program
“Spark” Your Mind
Performing Arts Council Play
Earth Day Lynn Woods Clean-Up
HIV Testing
Project Cope: STDs Information
Neighborhood Health Plan
Location
Time
DB 132
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
Lynn Campus
Danvers Campus Lobby
Lynn Campus Gym
DB 130
LW 235
4 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Danvers Student Lounge
DB 208 & LW 307
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DB 208 & LW 307
DB 208 & LW 307
DB 108
LW 235
DB 130
Danvers Cafeteria
Outside Danvers Cafeteria
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
Danvers Café
Both Campuses
Area opposite DB 107 & Lynn Campus Cafeteria
MS 119
DB 208 & LW 307
Math and Science Cafeteria
DB 208 & LW 307
Danvers Student Lounge
DB 206
Danvers Campus Lobby
DB 108
Lynn Café
Lynn Campus Gym
Outside Danvers Cafeteria
Outside Danvers Cafeteria
Danvers & Lynn Libraries
Danvers Campus
Lynn Museum
DB 208 & LW 307
Lynn Campus Gym
MS 119
Lynn Campus Gym
LW 226
Lynn Woods
LW 126
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
Outside Lynn Cafeteria
13th Annual Earth Fest
Lynn Woods Clean-Up
Saturday, April 27th 8AM-Noon
Pennybrook Road Location
For further details contact Victoria Pasciuto in NSCC’ s Student Activities Department:
978-762-4000, X5471 or [email protected]
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
All Week
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2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
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& 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
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ACTIVITIES FOR
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EVENTS ARE SUBJECT
TO CHANGE
ALUMNI CORNER: KEVIN JAMES
BY SANDRA ROCHON,
ALUMNI COORDINATOR
Kevin James graduated NSCC
with an Associate Degree in
Criminal Justice in 1986,
followed by a Bachelor Degree
in Political Science with a minor
in Black History from
UMASS Boston. He then completed his Juris Doctorate at
Suffolk Law School, and was
admitted to the Massachusetts
Bar in 1997. Since then, Kevin
has practiced criminal
defense and personal injury litigation through his own practice
in Danvers, MA.
Kevin served in the military
directly after high school, and it
was during an infantry
training class that he first had
the thought of attending college.
He describes the decision
to join the military as a decision
by default, the result of his
belief that because he had
not done well in high school and
had not taken college prep classes that college was not
an option for him. However, his
time in the military gave him the
confidence, maturity
and different perspective to
rethink his previous assumptions. Following his time in the
military, he enrolled in NSCC’s
Criminal Justice program.
Among his fond memories
are the legal discussions in
Attorney James Dragon’s classes. He recalls the professor as
being “less concerned about
how an issue was decided and
more concerned about how
the students arrived at the conclusion”, and the way students
were encouraged to discuss
and analyze the legal issues.
“North Shore Community
College was the first educational institution that I actually
wanted to attend and I believe
the staff really enjoyed having
me there. NSCC served as
a welcoming gateway to the
start of my education after high
school and led me to further
my education.” Kevin is grateful for being in a profession
with unlimited potential, and
enjoys having his own practice
and the ability to alter his schedule to spend time with his family.
Law Day 2013
Realizing the Dream:
Equality for All
Please join us on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 AM for NSCC’s Annual
Law Day lecture.
Law Day is celebrated every year across the nation.
President Dwight Eisenhower established the first Law Day in 1958
to mark the nation's commitment to the rule of law. In 1961,
Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official
date for celebrating Law Day. Every president since has issued a Law
Day proclamation on May 1 to celebrate the nation's commitment to
the rule of law.
This year’s theme of Realizing the Dream: Equality for All
will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and
human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the
ideal of equality under the law. It will provide a forum for reflecting
on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to violations of
our basic human rights.
The lecture will take place at the Danvers campus, Math &
Sciences building lecture hall, Room DS 119 with a teleconference to
the Lynn campus gym.
Please join us for an interesting lecture; refreshments will be
served. This event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. For more information or to reserve your seat please contact
Sandy Rochon, Alumni Coordinator, [email protected]
or 978 762-4000 ext 5481.
Winner of the Pink Concert tickets: His name is Peter Rodriguez. Peter is currently a Liberal Arts student with sights of being in the Bio-Chemistry field. He lives in Lynn and is in the Army Reserves and
he is "so pumped" to have won these tickets. Tickets raised money to supports the New Orleans Labor of
Love Service Trip.
NSCC PENNON
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